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Acer Aspire One D255 to ship with dual core Atom chip

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2010

The Acer Aspire One D255 comes with a dual core Intel Atom processor: the Atom N550 netbook chip, each core running at 1.5GHz with 512KB of L2 cache. The N550 will support hyperthreading, so that Windows will report that you have four CPUs under the hood.

That should give you a good performance boost when doing processor-heavy tasks or multitasking. We can’t wait to see how this netbook performs with this processor.

Acer Aspire 1551 with 1.5GHz dual-core Turion II CPU

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2010

Looking for a netbook with some power that also won’t break the bank? The Acer Aspire 1551-5448 should meet both qualifications, with an 11.6-inch LED-backlit display and a 1.5GHz AMD Turion II Neo K625 CPU. This dual-core machine sports a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 GPU for flawless 1080p playback, and extra memory to boot.

There’s also 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11n WiFi, HDMI-out and a six-cell, five-hour battery. The whole thing weighs just over three pounds. The price? Only $550.

Acer Predator AG7750-U2222 gaming desktop revealed

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on June 28th, 2010

Acer has been peddling it s line of black and orange gaming desktops in the Predator line for a long time. Acer has now announced a new addition to the Predator gaming line called the AG7750-U2222 gaming desktop.

The machine is packed with quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 12GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 475 from NVIDIA with support for 3-way SLI. Acer also uses a liquid cooling system to keep the machine running nice and cool.

Acer has new TimelineX Notebooks for the US

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

Acer has some cool new notebooks for the US, like the 18.4-inch Aspire 8943G, which features the company’s new Ethos look with a minimal aluminum body, chiclet keyboard, five speakers and a subwoofer. It’s priced at $1,550 and some specifications include a 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics chip, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and a Blu-ray player.

The TimelineX series has been updated as well, with the new models featuring low-power Core i3 and i5 processors, and they are less than an inch thick. The Aspire 1830T has an 11.6-inch display, ULV Core i3, 3GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive and will be priced from $600. You can also opt for configurations that include the Core i5, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB drive for a higher price.

Acer Aspire One 532G gets cancelled

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2010

Bad news if you have been waiting for the Acer Aspire One 532G netbook. It has been cancelled due to technical problems which made it impossible for Acer to deliver the netbook on time. NVIDIA failed to deliver on the performance front.

Right now we don’t have any other details, but it seems strange that they wouldn’t just push back the date. And a 10″ netbook is a common device that other companies roll out easily.

Acer Aspire One D260 Netbook

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 8th, 2010

Acer has another new netbook in their Aspire One range with the launch of the Acer Aspire One D260. The Acer Aspire One D260 features a 10.1 inch LCD display that sports a resolution of 1024 x 600.

The processor is an Intel Atom 1.66GHz N455, with Intel GMA 3150 graphics and 2GB of RAM. It also comes with integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, Ethernet, a choice of either a 160GB or 250GB hard drive, a three cell battery or a six cell battery. The design is another nice one from Acer.

Acer Aspire One 533 Netbook is official

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2010

Acer has officially announced the Aspire One 533. It’s a slick looking netbook that features a 10.1 inch LCD display with a resolution of either 1,280 x 720 pixels or 1024 x 600 pixels and comes with your choice of Intel Atom processors. Either a 1.66GHz N455 Atom processor or a 1.83GHz N475 Atom processor.

Nothing on price or availability yet, but some other specs include up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, either 160GB or 250GB hard drives, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and 3G.

Acer beTouch E130 looks like a BlackBerry, runs Android 1.6

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2010

An Android phone with an exposed keyboard? Sure is. Acer’s beTouch E130 was recently shown off at Computex and the BlackBerry lookalike is equipped with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen display, a scroll ball and a full QWERTY keyboard.

Engadget says that the device feels really solid, and the rough-feeling scroll ball is great for navigating the menus. The keyboard is their favorite part of the phone. It has a rubber-type coating giving the keys a nice feel. The E130 is part of Acer’s lower end BeTouch line however, and packs only a 416MHz ST-Ericsson CPU, 256MB of RAM, and 512MB of ROM.

Acer unveils Liquid E Ferrari smartphone

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2010

This new special edition Ferrari branded Acer Liquid E Smartphone is certainly eye catching. The special edition device is expected to land in the pockets of those with plenty of disposable income, where it will be powered by a Snapdragon processor and equipped with a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display, a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus, Wi-Fi and GPS.

It also comes with preloaded exclusive Ferrari content like Ferrari videos, images and wallpapers, along with Ferrari ring tones that imitate Ferrari engines.

Acer LumiRead ebook reader

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2010

Acer’s LumiRead ebook reader will have Acer’s clear.fi solution implemented into the DLNA-compliant device that lets you access Acer clear.fi and share content like ebooks and audio-books across compatible devices. You can also connect via Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity to download the latest bestseller if you like.

Acer has an agreement with Barnes & Noble in the US, Libri.de in Germany and Founder in China for local content in English, Chinese and German. There are also other agreements in the works for French and Italian readers. The Acer LumiRead features a 6″ non-glare, non backlit e-Ink display which offers a paper-like reading experience even in bright sunlight.

Acer Stream with 720p Video Capture announced

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2010

Acer’s Stream will be running Android 2.1 when it goes on sale and it will include a “brand new” UI. Something they call a “stunningly fluid 3D” skin. This one will compete with the Nexus-One.

Some specs include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 512MB RAM, 2GB internal storage (8GB microSD card bundled with it), 3.7-inch WVGA screen, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the 5MP camera can shoot videos in 720p. It also has a mini-HDMI port to connect it to your HDTV. This one measures just 11.2mm thick.

Acer Liquid Stream lands at the FCC

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2010

Acer’s Liquid Stream Android-powered smartphone has hit the FCC, which means that it will be entering the consumer market in no time at all. Word is that the Liquid Stream will run Android 2.1, but we’re hoping that will be upgraded by the time it’s released.

Some features include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture, and 850/1900MHz HSPA connectivity. Looks like we might be seeing it in October. The device is also known as the Acer S110.

Acer Chrome OS devices coming in June?

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 14th, 2010

Chrome OS isn’t due to be released until later in the year, but according to Venture Beat, there will be some Chrome OS devices released before that. Their sources say that Taiwanese computer manufacturer Acer will launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, held from June 1 to June 5.

Acer is keeping mum for the moment, not revealing any details yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see. June is right around the corner. What mystery devices do you think they have up their sleeve?

Acer M5400 desktop with AMD Phenom II processor

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

Acer has unveiled an awesome new M5400 desktop machine that ditches Intel for AMD’s Phenom II X4 processor. It also boasts a DirectX 11 compliant ATI Radeon GPU, an AMD 8-Series chipset, the ability to hold up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and host up to 4TB of storage space.

Aside from that, this machine features a multi-memory card reader, 12 USB ports, Blu-ray and HDMI options alongside ATI’s Eyefinity technology that lets you output the display to a few monitors. The hard drive is located on the front so it can be swapped easily.

Acer 7552G Notebook with AMD Vision Technology

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

I like a large notebook for watching movies, though large notebooks aren’t for everybody. Here’s a notebook with a large display that looks pretty nice. The Acer 7552G. We don’t have many technical details just yet, but we do know that it comes with the latest AMD Vision Technology, combining the AMD Phenom II Quad-core mobile CPU with ATI Mobility Radeon HD graphics.

A notebook with this size display is great for multimedia capabilities, hence the included Blu-ray drive and HDMI output.